Originally Posted by ohiobrewtus
Kudos on the setup. Mind sharing your plans for building it?
Not at all! First the RIMS is based on http://www.brew-magic.com
system basically without the computer and thermocoupler, which would be nice add-on but are very costly, brew magic goes for about 6000$ mine cost below a 1000$.
The kegs I got from a local scrap yard 150$ for 3, i got them plasma cutted by a local welding shop. The frame is 1/8" 1" square steel tubing and cost about 60$ and I did the welding.
The brass bulkhead fittings (instead of welded fittings to the keg) was purchased from http://www.homebrewheaven.com
as well as the thermometers.
The circulation pump is GRUNDFOS stainless steel UPS-42S and goes for about 150$.
All other brass fittings and valves were purchasd at a local hardware store. The hoses are standard braided water hoses.
The burners are burners for corn rose and are 65 000 BTU each. I have to admit that I will replace the boil kettle burner as it is not strong enough since it takes a long time to acheive a constant roling boil.
The wort chiller works perfectly and gets the wort down to 15 degrees celcius in no time. It is a 1/2 inch copper tubing of 50 feet coiled up. I get the chiller directly connected to the boil kettle and the other end in my fermenter making sure the wort splashes from the top to had much needed oxygen. Then I place the wort chiller coil in a plastic bucket and I fill it up with ice then open the valve.
This RIM is very easy to do for anyone good with their hands.
If you have any other question either e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or simply reply on the message board!